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  1. #1
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    Sep 2011
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    Default building a quicky swarm trap/nuc

    After seeing some bees wandering the neighborhood, I thought I'd put out a quicky swarm trap; so I brought home an empty cardboard xerox box with a lid. cut a hole in the side and screened two other holes for ventilation. Couldn't put it outside today because of rain, but thought that if i painted it with paraffin wax, it might last thru a dreary day or so. I see some discussion about wax, but nothing seems to fit just what I'm thinking about. Any reason I can't melt some paraffin wax and paint it over the outside of the box? - Mike

  2. #2
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    Mar 2012
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    Worcester, MA, USA
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    Default Re: building a quicky swarm trap/nuc

    I saw the same thing this week at work. I put out a plain cardboard box with a half dozen drops of lemongrass oil inside and hole cut in it. I knew it was going to rain this weekend by figured what the heck - worst that happens it falls apart with a swarm and I'm no worse off than if I didn't put it out (except for maybe having a humorous story to tell).

    Some people do use waxed cardboard boxes from the produce section of the grocery store.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: building a quicky swarm trap/nuc

    Ah, that's a good idea. - Mike

  4. #4
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    Default Re: building a quicky swarm trap/nuc

    Has anyone caught a swarm in an empty cardboard box with only lemon grass oil?

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